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Shahid Afridi right in saying that Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 15 Nov 2018, 12:06:11 PM
Afridi right in saying that Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi:

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Thursday said, “Afridi said it all right. Pakistan isn’t able to handle their own country, how will they handle Kashmir?” Rajnath was reacting to former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi’s statement on Kashmir he made in London on Wednesday. "There is no question over Kashmir. It was a part of India, it is a part of India and it will remain a part of India," Singh said.

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On Wednesday, Afridi was heard saying in a video, "Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir... Pakistan can't even manage its four provinces". The video went viral on social media in no time.  

"I say Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir. Don't give it to India either. Let Kashmir be independent. At least humanity will be alive. Let people not die... Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir... It can't even manage its four provinces... What is the big thing is insaaniyat (humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful," Afridi was heard saying in a video posted on social media.

Later on Wednesday, Afridi slammed the Indian media for “misconstruing” his comment on Kashmir at the British Parliament, and said “Kashmir is unresolved dispute & under brutal Indian occupation”. Afridi’s comments came hours after the controversial cricketer had reportedly said "Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir…”  
“My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights,” the 38-year-old cricketer tweeted.

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However, it was not the first time the former hard-hitting Pakistani batsman found himself in the middle of a controversy. In April, Afridi had tweeted that there was an "appalling and worrisome situation" in Kashmir and urging the United Nations to intervene.

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First Published : 15 Nov 2018, 11:17:08 AM